Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are offering to help Republicans ‘fix’ healthcare and a Progressive Republican senator dying from brain cancer will be a deciding factor in the battle. It’s ironic that the Democrats want to help since they are the ones who ruined the system that 80% were happy with.
Pelosi is the one who said Republicans “dishonor” God by “using” healthcare. These are the people who wouldn’t allow Republicans to help when they wrote Obamacare.
Congress does not have the right to place themselves above the people, but they are doing that by refusing to follow through on their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. Many Republicans don’t have any desire to take it on.
The Democrats, the Progressives, now want to help and John McCain wants to “reach across the aisle”, though most would argue he’s already on the other side of the aisle.
Progressivism is the cancer on our political system and has been for a hundred years. Democrats want and have always wanted to move the country to a Socialist state. Healthcare is the way they can reach their goals. It’s not what Americans want but, on the other hand, Republicans don’t want to address the issue.
In 1948, the AMA, then a more American institution and not the crony partisan institution it is today, published a quote that was likely misattributed to Vladimir Lenin: “socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.” The AMA thought it was true then and it is true now. The difference with the AMA today is they sit at the government table and feed off taxpayer dollars.
Ronald Reagan explained that socialized medicine is an “imminent threat”. “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine,” he said. “It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project…Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it.”
People on Medicaid, a welfare system, along with the subsidized Obamacare recipients don’t want Obamacare changed or eliminated although it’s failing. It’s hard to take away freebies.
If we move to government being in full control of our health, we will end up like Charlie Gard’s parents with bureaucrats and judges having more power over our children and our health than we do.
It doesn’t work well anywhere in the world.
The UK single-payer system isn’t working for one. Britain’s National Health Service is reportedly planning massive cuts that may greatly affect physicians and the care they provide. Doctors describe the expected cuts as “brutal” and complain that they are “shrouded in secrecy.”
President Trump is ready to act
President Trump is lucky if he has 3 or 4 senators who support him and at least one is vindictive and out to hurt him at the expense of the nation.
Trump is trying to encourage the Senate but some would rather see him fail…and see themselves fail.
The “cost-sharing” insurance bailout funds subsidize congressmen and insurance companies. Without an appropriation from Congress, this is illegal and Trump can stop it.
Trump has allowed it to continue to avoid letting Republicans take the blame for the failure of Obamacare and in the hope that Congress will act. The other overwhelming problem of course is it takes subsidies away from the poorest Americans though thanks to Democrats, half the nation doesn’t pay federal taxes and are considered the poorest Americans.
Trump is threatening to end those illegal subsidies.
The CBO projects that under current policy, this illegal program will cost $130 billion over 10 years. Never mind that UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest insurer, saw its profits increase 34 percent in the second quarter of this year.
The funds are not even enough to subsidize the plans without massive increases in premiums and deductibles.
Trump will act if Congress doesn’t, forcing their hand as a last resort.
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017